diphtheria toxoid

diphtheria toxoid
the formaldehyde-inactivated toxin of Corynebacterium diphtheriae, used for immunization against diphtheria. It is generally used in mixtures with tetanus toxoid and acellular pertussis vaccine (DTaP or Tdap vaccines) or with tetanus toxoid alone (DT or Td) when pertussis vaccine is contraindicated.

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  • tetanus toxoid reduced diphtheria toxoid and acellular pertussis vaccine — Tdap vaccine; a combination of tetanus toxoid, a reduced dose of diphtheria toxoid, and acellular pertussis vaccine; adsorbed on an aluminum adsorbing agent. It is administered intramuscularly to adolescents and adults, for simultaneous… …   Medical dictionary

  • diphtheria and tetanus toxoids and pertussis vaccine — DTP vaccine; a combination of diphtheria toxoid, tetanus toxoid, and whole cell pertussis vaccine; administered intramuscularly for simultaneous immunization against diphtheria, tetanus, and pertussis. It is no longer used in the United States.… …   Medical dictionary

  • diphtheria — /dif thear ee euh, dip /, n. Pathol. a febrile, infectious disease caused by the bacillus Corynebacterium diphtheriae, and characterized by the formation of a false membrane in the air passages, esp. the throat. [1850 55; < NL < F diphthérie < Gk …   Universalium

  • diphtheria and tetanus toxoids and acellular pertussis vaccine — DTaP vaccine; a combination of diphtheria toxoid, tetanus toxoid, and acellular pertussis vaccine; adsorbed on an aluminum adsorbing agent. It is administered intramuscularly to children younger than seven years of age, for simultaneous… …   Medical dictionary

  • toxoid — A toxin that has been treated (commonly with formaldehyde) so as to destroy its toxic property but retain its antigenicity, i.e., its capability of stimulating the production of antitoxin antibodies and thus of producing an active immunity.For… …   Medical dictionary

  • diphtheria and tetanus toxoids adsorbed — (DT) [USP] a combination of full strength doses of diphtheria toxoid and tetanus toxoid which are adsorbed either before or after being combined; used for immunization of pediatric patients under seven years of age when pertussis vaccine is… …   Medical dictionary

  • toxoid — noun a bacterial toxin that has been weakened until it is no longer toxic but is strong enough to induce the formation of antibodies and immunity to the specific disease caused by the toxin diphtheria toxoid • Syn: ↑anatoxin • Hypernyms:… …   Useful english dictionary

  • diphtheria anatoxin — anatoxin Ramon diphtheria toxoid …   Medical dictionary

  • Diphtheria vaccine — Vaccine description Target disease Corynebacterium diphtheriae Type Toxoid Clinical data MedlinePlus …   Wikipedia

  • toxoid — /tok soyd/ n. a toxin rendered nontoxic by treatment with chemical agents or by physical means and used for administration into the body in order to produce specific immunity by stimulating the production of antibodies. Also called anatoxin.… …   Universalium

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